Associated partners

The EuSeME project is an European project with four main collaborating partners and two associated partners:  Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and Eawag the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology)

Direct contact for the associated partners:

NIVA : Jose Antonio Baz Lomba

Eawag : Christoph Ort

The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)

The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) is Norway’s foremost professional competence centre for environmental and resource issues relating to the field of water. NIVA has over 200 employees and carries out research and monitoring, as well as innovation and development work. NIVA plays a vital role in water resources management as a provider of research-based studies and advisory services, and has a central role in providing scientifically based knowledge for policy-making on water related issues. NIVA’s broad scope of competence, research expertise and extensive data collections represent an important resource for Norwegian business activities and industries, public administration on a municipal, regional and national level, and for Norwegian interests in the international arena. NIVA’s researchers carry out about 800 projects every year for central and local public administration, business and industry, the Research Council of Norway and the EU and other bi- and multilateral donors. NIVA is eagerly involved in EU research programmes and has participated in over 90 EU projects and are also increasing their activities in Asian countries, foremost China, Indonesia and India. These provide visibility, ample growth in competence and development of international networks that are becoming increasingly important.

The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)

Eawag is the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology and is part of the ETH Domain, which includes the two universities of ETH Zurich and ETH Lausanne (EPFL), the four independent research institutions of Empa, PSI, WSL and Eawag. Firmly anchored in its home country of Switzerland, but with a global network, Eawag is concerned with concepts and technologies for dealing sustainably with water bodies and with water as a resource. In collaboration with universities, other research institutions, public bodies, industry and non-governmental organisations, Eawag works to harmonise ecological, economic and social interests in respect of water usage. The Institute thus serves as a bridge between the scientific world and the ‘real world’.

The research departments are dedicated to three key areas of research

  1. water for human welfare,
  2. water for ecosystem function and
  3. strategies for making trade-offs and resolving competing demands.